Patricia Ann Murray

Patricia has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and used her scholarship earned as Miss California 1992 to pursue a career in commercial aviation. 

She was recruited by the California Air National Guard to fly the C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft and she was awarded the top honor of the Commanders Trophy at military pilot training graduation.  She was inducted into the Order of Daedalians, a WWI flying organization.  She is the Treasurer of Flight 7 and a director on the board.

She flies as a Lt Col and Instructor Pilot for the California Air National Guard in the 115th Airlift Squadron and has flown five tours of duty in the Middle East and has been awarded 5 flying Air Medals.  She  is also a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Pilot trained to fight wildfires from the skies.She has obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Military Science and Operational Art and was awarded the 2010 California Air National Guard Field Grade Officer of the Year. 

Patricia is a director on the Disabled Veterans Charities board that helps disabled and struggling veterans in the Los Angeles Area.  She was recently appointed as Interim President and CEO of the Miss California Scholarship Organization.  She has flown 16 years as a pilot for American Airlines and resides with her husband Andrew and daughters Carlyn, Aislin and Shayne in Redondo Beach,    She has been speaking for  24 years for audiences of all ages.

 



© Patricia Murray 2014